THE 18TH OF MAY
THE LORD GIVES to US out of THE ABUNDANCE OF HIS PLEASURES
They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. – Psalm 36:8
Our Lord satisfies our souls with the fullness of His presence and of all that He is. The more we desire to be whole, keeping our vessel holy and live to please God, the more the Lord’s presence satisfies our souls. Because we know that in God we have it all, we may smile at all times, as the deep joy of His Holy Spirit fills our hearts. Also, the joy of salvation, that makes us aware of being part of God’s family, only has the limits we impose. And above all that, to be invited to drink from the river of God’s pleasures is beyond any imagination.
God’s pleasures are holy and pure. They are all spiritual, of the same nature of their Author. Those are the true pleasures that we should desire and long for. The more we get to taste God’s pleasures, the less we will desire to please our carnal nature. God not only has provided this river, but He gives to all of us who thirst for more of Him, to drink of it. The more we drink, the more we long to obey God. As we taste of all these enjoyments, the Holy Spirit, is refreshing our souls and making us more holy.
Dear God, You are the Author of joy and happiness. Thank You so much for creating us with the desire to become one with You, to love and serve You. In Your love and care, You taught us how to delight in Your spiritual pleasure and be filled with Your true deep joy. Please help me to keep my heart pure so that I may drink from the “river of Your pleasures” and never run empty. Thank You and praise You forever and ever. In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen